Magnum Cap announced as official charging partner to EGT

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The Electric GT (EGT) Championship, has announced Magnum Cap as the official provider of charging systems. Founded in 2009, Magnum Cap a manufacturer of charging units and will be developing a brand new, state of the art system, which ‘specifically focuses on reliability and efficiency’ for the EGT Championship.

There will be 20 CHAdeMO-standard fast charger DC units, which will provide around 55kW/h of power to each EGT race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D for season one.

Magnum Cap currently has installed equipment in 17 countries and the partnership with EGT further enhances both as global icons for sustainability.

“This partnership is very important to Magnum Cap as it is totally aligned with the company’s vision; to make the world a better place by having clean, efficient energy, which is renewable,” explained Magnum Cap CEO José Henriques. “The Electric GT Championship will accelerate the world’s transition to sustainability, in particular the adoption of renewable energy in transportation. As an EGT partner, Magnum Cap will prove their state of the art, fast-charging technologies at the highest level.”

“I’m very pleased to have Magnum Cap on board with us for season one. They have a lot of innovative ideas and experience, which I’m really looking forward to ahead of our inaugural campaign,” added Electric GT Championship CEO Mark Gemmell. “Over the coming days we will also be announcing our electricity supplier. Everything’s beginning to fit in place, and now I’m just excited to get going later this year!”

EGT race weekends will consist of a 20-minute practice session, 60-minute qualifying, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km). Each round will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits. Fans will be able to stream races via Periscope, Twitch and YouTube, as well as interact directly with the teams using social media platforms.

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